Chronic pain (usually defined as pain lasting more than 12 weeks) affects a significant percentage of the population, and is a complex biopsychosocial experience requiring a multidisciplinary approach to treatment and management. While CBT is the current gold standard in psychosocial intervention for chronic pain, many patients do not respond and effect sizes are modest so there is a need to explore new developments and approaches. MBCT is now an established treatment option within CBT and in psychotherapy more broadly, and a growing body of work is showing it to be beneficial across a wide range of populations and disorders. Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy for Chronic Pain is a practical guide to adapting, delivering, and integrating MCBT for chronic pain.
• Provides detailed session-by-session clinical guidance along with therapist tips and common pitfalls to avoid
• Provides a new biopsychosocial treatment option for clinicians to use when standard CBT orother available treatments aren't working for - or don't appeal to - the client in front of them
• Presents the full 8-session treatment, and a brief 4-session treatment in an Appendix
• Includes a companion website with client handouts and audio files of guided mindfulness meditations